On the site of William Morris’ birthplace, a fire station which now stands on that spot has its exterior wallpapered. The hand wood block printed wallpaper incorporates modern imagery (including street furniture) into a Morris inspired design. 2 Part Site-specific installation, the tools and production of the wallpaper is displayed concurrently in the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, London, UK.
Some environmental disasters get a lot of media attention, like the impact of oil spills. These works are concerned with the disastrous effects and explore how the initial shock and horror grabs peoples’ attention but the headlines disappear long before the effects do. ‘Spill’, An exhibition of works by Della Rees & Alke Schmidt, The Stone Space Gallery, Leytonstone, London, UK. …
Another work in the Mandala series, highlighting the problem of plastic waste in our oceans. produced for the festival of Art & Music Evolution, F.A.M.E., on board the Stubnitz (see poster attached).
Comprising text on coloured ribbons, this installation looks at deforestation. Each ribbon depicts a selected area of tree loss for a twelve month period. Colours represent the specific type of forest, with the length and text stating the amount of tree loss. Queens Wood, London, UK. 2014